Reader’s Poem: Flawless Consulting

Permanent vulnerability and uncertainty demand listening, authenticity, not knowing. A consultant has some influence. A manager has direct responsibility. Act out the fact that relationships are a 50/50 proposition. Keep focusing on how you work with clients. To contract: negotiate wants, address motivations, surface concerns, clarify, confirm. The initial meeting...

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Benedictine Spirituality (Part 1 of 3): Core Values

S. Carol Rennie OSB and Samuel Rahberg had the distinct pleasure of hosting a three-part series called “Prayer and Community: The Benedictine School of Spirituality” at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Eagan. This reflection (Part 1 of 3)...

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I Smell Gas

ot long ago I found myself on the telephone with a plumber out in California. This good natured gentleman had restored our 1953 Tappan Deluxe stove, shipped it back to Minnesota, and unintentionally fumbled the follow-up call. After unwrapping...

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